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Project by Daiku posted 06-16-2010 04:29 PM 3356 views 71 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this clock for my wife’s birthday 3 years ago. I entered it in our guild’s “2007 Craftsman’s show” and took 2nd place. The piece is inspired by the many toriis (gateways) in Japan. It’s made of walnut, cherry, maple and spalted maple. I was fortunate to find a piece of cherry with a big knothole for the base. I believe it was thrown away for this defect, but feel it gives my piece a little character. The clock numbers are in Chinese characters. Thanks for looking!

-- Cal Noguchi





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AaronK

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 04:37 PM

beautiful piece. I love the knot hole at the bottom too. the asymmetry of that is balanced by the perfectly rectilinear piece it sits in. plus the figure around knots is great. excellent.

what joinery did you use for the spalted posts?

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 04:43 PM

That is magnificent, you are very talented.

-- When you know better you do better.

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 04:43 PM

Ichi ban!

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 04:56 PM

This is a wonderful clock very well done.

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Daren Nelson

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 04:57 PM

Very nice. All the materials and craftsmanship are appealing…but the knot was what caught my eye, very cool.

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childress

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 05:17 PM

I like that alot! Thanks for sharing.

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Bret

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 05:33 PM

Stunning. I like the interplay of delicacy and strength.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#8 posted 06-16-2010 05:48 PM

very grand clock..thanks for sharing this beauty with us

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#9 posted 06-16-2010 05:49 PM

beautiful design and great contrast with the wood!! Very elegant :) I’m sure she loved it!

-- helen

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#10 posted 06-16-2010 05:56 PM

This is a beautiful clock!!!!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#11 posted 06-16-2010 05:58 PM

Awesome!! I love the design

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#12 posted 06-16-2010 06:01 PM

That is a beautiful clock!!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Kate

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#13 posted 06-16-2010 06:13 PM

Love the lines, very elegant and your use of wood fits the design perfectly.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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#14 posted 06-16-2010 06:40 PM

Very well done. I love the look of the spalted maple. Nice touch.

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RexMcKinnon

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 07:06 PM

Beautiful clock. Great combination of woods.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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